Monday, May 6, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-05

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-05-05 - Biosphere collapsing, dead zones spreading through the oceans, life disappearing, even insects in remote tropical forests dying off:

Quote: "In parts of the ocean, little life remains but green slime. Some remote tropical forests are nearly silent as insects have vanished, and grasslands are increasingly becoming deserts. Human activity has resulted in the severe alteration of more than 75 percent of Earth’s land areas, the Global Assessment found. And 66 percent of the oceans, which cover most of our blue planet, have suffered significant human impacts. This includes more than 400 dead zones—where scant life can survive—that collectively would cover the state of Oregon or Wyoming."

Note: Humanity will be disappearing before too long too...

2019-05-05 - Permafrost melt escalating quickly in the Arctic:

Quote: "Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at such a rate that it could within just a few years double the amount of greenhouse gases released from organic matter long frozen in the ground, according to a new study."

2019-05-05 - Charred smoking corpse found at 3:30 AM in garage at home in Ocala (Florida):

Quote: "There wasn’t a blaze when firefighters arrived at an Ocala home Sunday morning but the charred remains of a person was discovered inside, according to the department. Ocala Fire Rescue saw light smoke but no flames around 3:30 a.m. in the garage where the body was found in the 2400 block of southeast 7th Street. There was no heat or fire to extinguish so the scene was turned over to the Ocala Police Department for a death investigation."

Note: Smoke was still present so this person must have burned to death not that long before the firefighters arrived. An SUV just burst into flame at 12:55 AM while parked in a garage at a home in Ocala the day prior too, mentioned in the 2019-05-04 update. As a wise man called The Merovingian once said, "Where some see coincidence, I see consequence."

2019-05-05 - Man, 76, dies after being burned by grass fire near Pauley Lake northeast of Sauk Centre (Minnesota):

Quote: "A man is dead following a grass fire in central Minnesota on Sunday. According to the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the fire was reported around 3 p.m. at 11107 Alexander Loop near Pauley Lake, which is about eight miles northeast of Sauk Centre. On arrival deputies and the Sauk Centre Fire Department found a man, age 76, severely burned from the fire. The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Sauk Centre where he later died from his injuries. "

2019-05-05 - Man burns to death in pickup truck in Oliver (Canada):

Quote: "RCMP have ruled out arson in a pickup fire in rural Oliver last week. Human remains were found in the burned out vehicle. Oliver RCMP were called to a remote location east of Oliver on April 30 where a burned out truck was discovered. In an RCMP media release today, May 6, police say the investigation has further determined the origin of the fire is not deemed suspicious and criminality has been ruled out."

2019-05-05 - Passenger plane erupts in flame during emergency landing in Moscow (Russia), 40+ people killed, 5 injured:

Note: And the day before, a small plane and four helicopters crashed in separate incidents, killing a total of 12 people and injuring 1 person, and a passenger had a 'medical emergency' on a passenger plane, with the plane diverting to coastal Shannon (Ireland), all six events mentioned in the 2019-05-04 update. And the day before that, a passenger plane made an emergency landing after people were sickened by an unknown odor, in coastal Los Angeles (California), and another passenger plane ran off the runway and plunged into the St. John River in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), both events mentioned in the 2019-05-03 update. Flying certainly seems to be becoming something of an iffy proposition. This is the 60th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-05 - Landfill fire breaks out at 4:30 AM in West Plains (Washington):

Quote: "The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday and damaged a $18.5 million 'tipper' unit used at the landfill."

2019-05-05 - Van bursts into flame and kills 8 people, injures 8 more, near toll plaza in Jhelum (Pakistan):

Quote: "Eight people were killed after a van caught fire near a toll plaza in Jhelum on Sunday night. Eight people have been injured. They have been shifted to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital. The van was travelling from Gujranwala to Rawalpindi. According to Rescue 1122, eight people died on the spot."

2019-05-05 - Atmospheric CO2 levels hit 415 PPM:

2019-05-05 - Waterfront luxury adults-only resort heavily damaged by massive fire at 5 AM on coastal Key Largo (Florida):

Quote: "The resort has 135 private bungalows situated throughout the 12-acre waterfront property."

Quote: "Joe Renta, a sous chef who works Fish Tales, one of the resort’s restaurants, heard the fire started in a food truck, but so far investigators have not confirmed that."

2019-05-05 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Modesto (California):

2019-05-05 - Paper recycling center fire breaks out in Khaitan (Kuwait):

2019-05-05 - Water taxi boat explodes and burns in coastal Belize City (Belize), 2 killed, several injured:

Quote: "When the boat captain attempted to start the boat engine, an explosion onboard hurled passengers several feet from where they were seated, killing two of Mr Interiano’s daughters, ages eight and ten, and injuring him and his wife and others on board."

Note: This is the 378th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-05 - Five passenger buses destroyed by fire in the wee hours while parked at facility in Kempton Park (South Africa):

Note: These are the 215th, 216th, 217th, 218th and 219th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-05-05 - Six tanker trucks and two garages destroyed by fire shortly after 12:30 AM at business in coastal Niantic (Connecticut):

Quote: "Six oil trucks and two garages at the West Main Street business were destroyed by the fire, which saw flames reach as high as 50 feet."

2019-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on County Hospital Road in Bordeaux (Tennessee):

2019-05-05 - Tractor (backhoe) bursts into flame at concrete business in Lowell (Massachusetts):

2019-05-05 - Tractor, car, vehicles and building destroyed by fire at 12:55 AM in Hiawatha (Kansas):

Quote: "Shoemaker said the cause of the fire is under investigation. He said the building was a total loss, along with the contents - which included old vehicles, a tractor and an early 1960s model Chevy, along with other implements."

2019-05-05 - Tractor bursts into flame on Bolas Road in Ercall Heath (Britain):

Note: These are the 725th-734th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-05 - RVs and cars destroyed by fire while parked in Fresno (California), 2 injured:

Quote: "Two people were burned on their hands and necks trying to save some animals after multiple RVs and cars caught on fire in a lot near Effie and Hedges. Two dogs were found dead after Fresno Fire put the blaze out."

2019-05-05 - RV bursts into flame in parking lot in Boutte (Louisiana):

Note: These are the 159th, 160th and 161st RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-05-05 - Police SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Marathon (Canada), near Lake Superior:

Quote: "An Ontario Provincial Police vehicle in Marathon caught fire Sunday evening, causing 'extensive damage' to the SUV and two nearby homes."

2019-05-05 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at mayor's home in coastal Accra (Ghana):

Quote: "A Toyota Landcruiser vehicle belonging to the Mayor of Accra, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah mysteriously caught fire last Saturday whilst stationary. The vehicle, which had been reportedly parked for the past three days in the official residence of the Mayor at Ridge in Accra caught fire and burnt to ashes."

2019-05-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Jamestown (North Dakota):

2019-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 4 near coastal Port Alberni (Canada):

2019-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Gorstage Lane in Northwich (Britain):

2019-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Handy Cross (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 5 May, 11.38am Car fire, M40 northbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 5 (Stokenchurch). One appliance and crew from High Wycombe, one from Beaconsfield, one from Gerrards Cross and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-494 in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2019-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-94 near Oak Creek (Wisconsin), separate crash too:

2019-05-05 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Clive Sullivan Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Clive Sullivan Way, Hull. Sun 5 May 2019 14:58 (No:09602) Motorcycle involved in fire. One Scotty Back Pack in use."

2019-05-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Theodore (Alabama), dog killed:

2019-05-05 - Barn destroyed by fire near Blumenort (Canada), 27,000 chickens killed:

2019-05-05 - Barn goes up in flames in Charlton, Shaftesbury (Britain):

2019-05-05 - Laser arena heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Pullman (Washington):

2019-05-05 - Recreation center destroyed by fire at 11:15 PM at Camp Ponagansett in Glocester (Rhode Island):

Quote: "A nearby residential building and a few vehicles were also damaged, he said."

2019-05-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at home, fire spreads to woods, on Crystal Lake Road in Pine Lake (Wisconsin):

2019-05-05 - In separate incidents, within 4 minutes, garage goes up in flames at home and lawn mower goes up in flames at home, in South Jordan (Utah):

2019-05-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Stonebrook Drive in Folsom (California), 3 dogs killed:

2019-05-05 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire just after 2:25 AM on Tranquil Circle in the Misty Waters Bay area in Bismarck (North Dakota):

2019-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:10 AM on North 5th Street in Temple (Texas), nobody there:

2019-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Sidehill Drive in Sun Valley (Nevada):

2019-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire on 22nd Street in Des Moines (Iowa), 1 injured:

2019-05-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Roth Road near American Falls (Idaho):

2019-05-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Moorhead (Minnesota):

2019-05-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-05-05 - Deadly fire burns multi-family home at 3:30 AM on West Street in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 2 killed:

2019-05-05 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Sun Prairie (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-05-05 - Two more gray whales wash ashore dead, in Everett and at Cape Disappointment (Washington):

Quote: "Two dead grey whales were found washed ashore in the last two days, bringing the total to 13 this year alone in Washington state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A dead grey whale washed ashore at Harborview Park in Everett Sunday, according to the Everett Police Department. Another gray whale was found stranded near Ilwaco at Cape Disappointment Saturday. "

Quote: "This makes the 13th grey whale to be stranded this year, compared to only three last year, Milstein said. Total strandings for West Coast, including California, Oregon, and Washington state, totals 45 in 2019, compared to 25 in the same area all of last year."

2019-05-05 - Humpback whale washes ashore dead on beach in Westhampton (New York):

2019-05-05 - Crocodile suddenly dies at zoo in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

Quote: "The death was unexpected, according to zoo staff, who hadn’t seen any abnormal behavior from either of the crocodiles the day before."

2019-05-05 - Man dies after being pulled from swimming pool at apartments in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2019-05-05 - Man, 48, found dead in swimming pool at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "A 48-year-old man was found dead in a swimming pool near 23rd and Dunlap avenues early Sunday morning, according to a spokesperson from the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a call for a drowning around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, crews found an unresponsive adult man in a backyard pool."

2019-05-05 - Man, 30, dies after being pulled from swimming pool at apartments in coastal Port Neches (Texas):

2019-05-05 - Child, 6, dies in community swimming pool at home in Katy (Texas):

Quote: "This comes just one day after the body of a lifeless 2-year-old toddler was found floating near Sylvan Beach Park just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening. "

2019-05-05 - Man found dead near I-35 bridge over Williamson Creek in South Austin (Texas):

2019-05-05 - Man, 52, found dead and partially submerged in pond in Mount Pleasant (Wisconsin):

2019-05-05 - Man, 70, found dead in tent near Marian Street in Northampton (Massachusetts):

2019-05-05 - Man, 35, found dead on the banks of Luxapalila Creek in Columbus (Mississippi):

2019-05-05 - Man, 18, dies in Cleary Lake in Rankin County (Mississippi):

2019-05-05 - Man, 53, found dead in creek near Highway 638 in Laurel County (Kentucky):

2019-05-05 - Woman, 74, found dead in pasture near Sandwich (Illinois):

2019-05-05 - Man, 18, dies in the Edisto River in Orangeburg County (South Carolina):

2019-05-05 - Man, 35, has seizure at jail, dies shortly later, in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that it is investigating the death of man who suffered seizures in a holding cell Sunday night. David Walton, 35, had a seizure at about 10 p.m. while being processed on a Raleigh police charge of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run, authorities said. Detention center medical staff worked on Walton until first responders could arrive and take him to WakeMed. He was pronounced dead at the hospital."

2019-05-05 - Man, 24 or 25, athletic trainer, has heart attack and dies during run in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "An athletic trainer who worked with Upper Darby high school students died after suffering a heart attack while competing in Sunday's annual Broad Street Run."

Quote: "Brian Smart, 24, suffered a fatal heart attack just after mile eight of the 10-mile race course. 'He was in great shape, was running at a good pace for the Broad Street Run. He wasn't showing any signs of any laboring, from what I was told. Just a shock,' said Frank Nunan, athletic director of the Upper Darby School District."

2019-05-05 - Woman, 76, has 'medical emergency' during run, dies shortly later, in Kalamazoo (Michigan):

Quote: "Blaine Lam with the Borgess 10K said the participant had run about three-quarters of a mile when she suffered some sort of medical emergency. Lam confirmed medical staff took the woman to a nearby hospital where she died."

2019-05-05 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Bordeaux (France):

Quote: "A flight from Manchester to Spain had to be diverted after a passenger fell ill. Ryanair confirmed its 7.15am flight to Almeria in Andalusia had to land in Bordeaux in southwestern France following the medical emergency. The passenger was taken for treatment following the landing in Bordeaux."

2019-05-05 - Man in his 60s strokes out on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "On Saturday, an American Airlines flight from the US to Italy also diverted to Shannon with an ill passenger."

2019-05-05 - Driver has 'medical episode', tractor trailer overturns, on I-95 in coastal Portsmouth (New Hampshire):

Quote: "Police in New Hampshire say Interstate 95 in Portsmouth is back open after a tractor trailer carrying lumber rolled over and spilled the contents across the road. WMUR-TV reports police said the driver suffered a minor medical episode and crashed into a guardrail just before 10 p.m. Sunday, but was not seriously injured."

2019-05-05 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode', pickup truck crashes into sign and runs off road, near Macon (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Curtis Daniels, 60, of Kirksville, was on Highway 63 just three miles north of Macon, when a medical episode caused him to hit a road sign and then cross into the north bound lanes. His truck eventually came to a stop off the east shoulder."

2019-05-05 - Driver has 'medical event' and pulls over on the Harbour Bridge in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "Police said the incident appeared to be caused by a medical event. 'A car pulled to the side with a person requiring medical attention,' a police spokeswoman said."

2019-05-05 - Twin-engine plane crashes near Santa Rosa (New Mexico), engine failure:

2019-05-05 - Small plane crashes and burns at airport in Marion (Indiana):

Quote: "Four people survived a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Marion, according to officials at the scene. Witnesses at the scene told News 8 the plane, which crashed around 5:15 pm. at the Marion Municipal Airport, caught on fire at some point. There were four people onboard. The cause of the crash was still under investigation on Sunday night. The plane crash in Marion was the second plane crash reported on Sunday in central Indiana. Early Sunday morning a plane crashed in Anderson, seriously injuring its pilot."

2019-05-05 - Small plane crashes at airport in Anderson (Indiana), 1 injured:

2019-05-05 - Small plane crashes at airport in Ottawa County (Michigan):

2019-05-05 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at Brookley Air Force Base in coastal Mobile (Alabama), landing gear problem:

2019-05-05 - Tanker truck overturns, people try to collect gas, truck explodes and burns, in Niamey (Niger), 58 killed:

Quote: "Fifty-eight people died in Niger's capital Niamey after an overturned tanker truck exploded as crowds collected spilt fuel, authorities and witnesses said Monday. The blast on the RN1 route near the international airport Sunday night left the burnt truck's wreckage, motorbikes and debris scattered over the road. Nearby houses were damaged by fire. The explosion left 58 dead, the presidency said in a statement. 'Motorbike riders and people were all around the truck when it exploded all of a sudden,' a local trader said."

2019-05-05 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes down hills into woods, near the Cahaba River on I-459 in Jefferson County (Alabama), 3 injured:

Quote: "A large tractor trailer careened off I-459 northbound shortly before 11 A.M. Sunday morning. Three people were transported to the hospital, including one Vestavia Hills Police Officer, after the crash near the Cahaba River. According to officials I-459 northbound at mile marker 22 at Cahaba River Bridge is down to two lanes."

2019-05-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-85 on the Yadkin River Bridge near Salisbury (North Carolina), other crashes too:

2019-05-05 - Minibus blows tire and overturns along the shore of Lake Tanganyika (Tanzania), 10 killed, 12 injured:

2019-05-05 - Car overturns in Hempfield Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-05-05 - Pit bull attacks and injures man, man shoots it, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2019-05-05 - Water supply crisis hits the island of Trinidad:

Quote: "The water crisis throughout south Trinidad is now so severe that it demands to be treated as a national emergency. Mayaro is one of the many areas across Trinidad which has been struggling for months without a regular water supply. The situation has become so critical that it can lead to an unwanted uprising by the burgesses."

2019-05-05 - Walkway collapses at apartment building in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2019-05-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor reported along Wellowgate in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Wellowgate, Grimsby. Sun 5 May 2019 15:03 (No:09605) Report of smell of gas in area. Area searched and nothing found. False alarm with good intent."

Note: Maybe a false alarm in terms of there being a natural gas leak, but people reported an odor that smelled LIKE natural gas. So maybe it wasn't natural gas that they smelled! I guess responders there believe that only one thing smells like natural gas, but that's not the case...

2019-05-05 - Volcano Bulusan showing signs of activity in the Philippine Islands, alert level raised:

2019-05-05 - Swarm of earthquakes strikes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Northern California:

2019-05-05 - Tornado touches down in Lynn County (Texas):

2019-05-05 - Hailstorm damages vineyards in Romania:

2019-05-05 - The Mississippi River has been flooding for 41 days, could last until June:

Note: Saw some footage on the news of some counties just west of St. Louis - looks pretty brutal!

2019-05-05 - Heavy rain and severe weather slam the US East Coast:

2019-05-05 - Bubonic plague outbreak hits Mongolia, 2 killed:

2019-05-05 - Fleas infest police station, station evacuated, in Paris (France):


  1. Oh man - just look at all those aircraft damaged or destroyed in this day's report, JEEZ! Great job, Jonny - bringing all this destruction and death to our attention every day, but with solid analysis, humor and multiple sources.

    i appreciated the last story immensely - cops with all their guns and gear can't defend themselves against FLEAS!

    [heads up for the midwest and south - Fran, Mike and Jonny]
    Its happened THREE nights in a row - Strange weather pattern
    COULD produce multiple PDS! [MrMBB333 video] [~ 11 min.]

    [Kevin still not back home yet due to flight cancellation]
    BLACK BEAR NEWS 5.6.19 To Stress or Not to Stress [~ 23.5 min.]

    Earthquake Report with Margo (May 6, 2019) [~ 62 min.]

    Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

    A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit near Bulolo, Papua New Guinea at 21:19 UTC on May 6, 2019 (07:49 local time, May 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 126.9 km (78.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 130 km (80.7 miles).

    This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. [more; reports haven't come in yet]

    [from our Surprise! column]
    C9.9 solar flare erupts from AR 2740, the strongest since October 2017

    A moderately strong solar flare measuring C9.9 erupted from AR 2740 (Beta-Delta) at 05:10 UTC on May 6, 2019. The event started at 05:04 UTC and ended at 05:12 UTC. This is the strongest solar flare since M1.0 at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017. [more; but, but Grand Solar MINIMUM!]

    Relatively strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

    A relatively strong eruption took place at Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 00:48 UTC (19:48 local time) on May 7, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in February 2018. [more]

    Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

    A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and snow. [more]

    [more on that]
    Rare early May ARCTIC COLD BLAST engulfs Europe, bringing severe hail storms, heavy snowfall and gale-force winds

    Almost the whole of Europe has seen a brief return to a few days of winter-like weather because an Arctic wind blew south as the month of May came in. Temperatures dropped typically at least 10°C from one day to the next. The driving force, a centre of low pressure over Scandinavia, seems to be reluctant to move. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [underscoring Jonny's comment above]
    Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace

    Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded. [more; yet we keep doing what we're doing]

    [staying with that same article]
    One million animal and plant species facing extinction at an unprecedented speed new UN report but claim decline can be halted

    [and finally]
    Civilization destroying nature at rate “unprecedented in human history” – Up to 1 million species threatened with extinction, many within decades

    Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May 2019) in Paris.

    “The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture,” said IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” [more]

    [continued below]

  3. [a quick look at our Firefighting Adventures page]
    Wildfire burning in area with unexploded ordinance in Alaska

    A Type 2 Incident Management Team is being assigned to the Oregon Lakes Fire which has burned more than 6,600 acres southwest of Delta Junction, Alaska [more]

    The Dow Made A Miraculous 400 Point Recovery, But Now Renewed Trade Fears Are Sending Markets Plunging Once Again

    If your head is spinning from the wild fluctuations that have shaken global financial markets, you are definitely not alone. On Sunday, President Trump angrily threatened to hit China with enormous new tariffs, and it looked like hopes for a trade deal between the United States and China had collapsed. Overnight, Chinese stocks had their worst session in three years, and many expected U.S. stocks to experience a similar plunge. But then on Monday we learned that the Chinese had decided to move forward with trade talks this week anyway, and global financial markets started rebounding in a major way. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded more than 400 points…

    Crisis averted, right?

    Well, it certainly looked like smooth sailing was ahead until U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the press that new tariffs will still be imposed on Chinese goods on Friday. [more]

    [another article from our Don't Tell Scribbler page]
    The reason renewables can’t power modern civilization is because they were never meant to

    Study confirms fears that escaped Atlantic salmon infected with exotic virus

    A peer-reviewed paper has been published in Virology Journal showing showing that the strain of Piscine Reovirus (PRV) found in escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound and British Columbia originates from Iceland, where the eggs that supply the net pens are sourced.

    The research confirms long held fears that the significant majority of Atlantic salmon that escaped from the Cypress Island net pen collapse were likely infected with this exotic virus. PRV is highly contagious and was recently shown to cause potentially lethal side effects in Pacific salmon. [more; ala Eastwood: "swell"]

    Tuesday, 7 May 2019

    CO2 in the oceans: Another positive feedback
    As oceans warm, microbes could pump more CO2 back into air, study warns

    An Arctic ice update – 6 May, 2019
    Update on the Arctic focusing on Greenland [long article incl.~ 24 min. video]

    [Robin has MANY articles on the U.S. war fronts if interested]

  4. Hah, yeah, we think we're the shit, with our technology and guns and stuff. Then ten million fleas show up - retreat, fall back!

  5. [from our Holy SHIT! desk]
    Shark species as big as small yachts spotted off California coast after 30-year absence

    Four arrested for contaminating Russian oil in Druzhba pipeline

    Gas that makes mountains breathe fire is appearing around the world

    Ancient recipe for deep-earth version of photosynthesis is more common than previously known, scientists find

    Abiotic methane, as it's called, does nor involve decayed plants, animals or algae trapped in sedimentary rocks, like biotic methane. The chemical reactions that produce these gasses involve water and rocks sometimes miles below Earth's surface. [more]

    [in our High Profile Women Doing Good T'Ings segment]
    Pamela Anderson calls Julian Assange the 'world's most innocent man' after visiting WikiLeaks founder in prison

    Kim Kardashian quietly helps free 17 inmates who've served years of life sentences without parole for low-level drug offenses

    It's all part of the 90 Days of Freedom campaign launched by Kim's lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett, in partnership with lawyer MiAngel Cody of The Decarceration Collective. The campaign puts the First Step Act -- signed by President Trump last year -- to work for prisoners who received Draconian sentences.

    Kim is footing the bill while Barnett, who also co-founded the Buried Alive advocacy group, and Cody handle the lawyering. We're told Kim's been secretly funding the campaign over the past few months. [more]

    Lava, sulfur and steam: After the Hawaii volcano eruption, Hawaiians struggle to recover

    “We all had this assumption we’d be fine, that we’d be back pretty quick. We never thought it would end like this," she adds.

    A year after lava began flowing here on May 3, 2018, in what would become Hawaii's largest and most destructive volcano eruption in decades, thousands of residents and business owners are still struggling to put their lives back together. Hundreds can't return home or rebuild. Tourism is down and unemployment is up. The ground still steams in some places and major roads remain impassible. And frustration is mounting over the pace of recovery. [more]

  6. [Life going sci-fi]

    UFO researcher claims there's an underwater alien base under the Great Lakes

    Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the Pacific Ocean

    Montana man's DNA oldest found on the continent, testing company says

    A tectonic plate near Portugal may be peeling apart—and that could shrink the Atlantic Ocean

  7. [§erious contender for zombie man]
    Naked Man, Believed to Be High, Attacks Baby in Stroller in Atlantic City, Police Say
    NBC 10 news Phila.

    Dow dives nearly 500 points as U.S.-China trade fears flare
    Dow dives nearly 500 points as trade fears flare

    Can mind affect matter? New study finds changes in cancer cells when exposed to 'Energy Healing'

    Four types of grief that are hardly ever discussed